Following his refusal to appear before its disciplinary committee, the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) has expelled its 2023 presidential candidate, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso.
The party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) said the decision takes immediate effect.
NNPP’s acting National Publicity Secretary, Abdulsalam Abdulrasaq disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday in Lagos.
NNPP had suspended Kwankwaso during its National Convention in Lagos on 29th August over gross anti-party activities and mismanagement of campaign funds.
Following his suspension, the party’s NEC set up a disciplinary committee, which invited Kwankwaso with the caveat that he would be expelled if he failed to appear and defend himself.
Abdulrasaq, in a statement, said: “The NEC met in an emergency session on Friday, September 1, and resolved as follows:
“Following the refusal of Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso to appear before the disciplinary committee, which sat on Thursday, August 31, after being duly invited in writing, he is hereby expelled from NNPP with immediate effect.
“That the erstwhile presidential candidate, Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, will be reported to appropriate quarters to answer questions on financial impropriety relating to mismanagement of public funds”.
NNPP’s crisis blew open on 24th August when the party’s leadership loyal to Kwankwaso announced the suspension of the party’s founder, Dr. Boniface Aniebonam and the National Publicity Secretary, Dr. Agbo Major.